Hosts Qatar beat Saudi Arabia today to secure first place in Group A at the Asian Men's Handball Olympic Qualification Tournament for Tokyo 2020.
Both teams came into the match with a perfect record from their opening two games, but it was the home nation who triumphed 29-20 at the Duhail Handball Sports Hall in Doha.
The result means Qatar will face the Group B runners-up in the semi-finals, while Saudi Arabia play the Group B winners.
Group B action is due to conclude tomorrow with leaders Bahrain facing closest challengers South Korea and third-placed Iran going up against Kuwait.
Today's other Group A match saw India defeat Hong Kong 32-29.
India 🇮🇳 🆚 🇭🇰 Hong Kong, China | Preliminary Group A | Asian Men's Handball Olympic Qualification Tournament 2019 — Qatar 🇶🇦 pic.twitter.com/pVBFvluejn— Asian Handball Federation (@AHFKuwait) October 21, 2019
India will go on to contest the fifth-place playoff, while Hong Kong will feature in the seventh-place playoff.
Both games are scheduled to take place on Friday (October 25), a day after the semi-finals.
The medal matches are set for Saturday (October 26).
Overall victory in the eight-team tournament will ensure qualification for Tokyo 2020.
The runners-up have another chance to book a berth at the International Handball Federation qualification tournaments in April.